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Used to be an avid roadie but have since converted over to strictly mountain biking. Still have my road bike but it now sports cyclocross tires for gravel riding. Less trucks and cars to deal with on the trails.

My Bikes

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orl65stang   on Aug 2, 2017
replied to How to spice up your "Go to Trail"
 
I have 3 different bikes to ride the trails with: a 29er HT, rigid 26er and a rigid 26er SS. I'll ride a different bike almost each time. Also the trail has...
orl65stang   on Jul 20, 2017
replied to Trust worthy online mtb shop???
 
I frequently buy from Jenson USA, Chain Reaction Cycles out of England, Blue Sky Cycling and Niagara Cycles. Jenson ships UPS which sometimes takes longer than I like, Chain Reaction uses DHL...
orl65stang   on Jul 20, 2017
replied to If I knew then...
 
Brake BEFORE a curve, look farther down the trail...not immediately in front of your tire and downshift BEFORE starting up the hill.
orl65stang   on Dec 31, 2016
replied to What was your first mountain bike?
 
My first mountain bike was actually a Schwinn Typhoon that I fitted the biggest knobbies that would mount on those old Schwinn rims, a BMX seat, stem, handle bars and grips. This...
orl65stang   on Apr 21, 2016
replied to Cheap Bike
 
Unfortunately as Fishboy316 said you're going to have to look at used bikes or, unlike what you said, go to Walmart. Buying a used bike means you'll have to do some maintenance and probably replace some parts before you can really ride the bike. Buying Walmart means you'll have to do some maintenance before you…
orl65stang   on Feb 19, 2016
added 2 photos.
 
My Mongoose 29er SS conversion
orl65stang   on Feb 11, 2016
added a comment on Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Alabama
 
Can't argue with that list but a couple of additional trails are The Multi-Use Trail and The Pine Torch Trail...
Kali Protectives Amari Paramount

Light weight, great fit adjustability, bug netting, camera mount. Great helmet for the price.
orl65stang   on Jan 23, 2016
added Kali Protectives Amari Paramount
 
Mountain bike helmet with built-in camera mount
orl65stang   on Jan 17, 2016
added a review of Niner Trail Stem 50mm
 

Light but stiff. Easy to install. Looks great.
orl65stang   on Jan 17, 2016
added a review of CST Camber
 

Great grip and wear for the price. Lighter than stock tires. Tough sidewalls and few punctures.
orl65stang   on Jan 17, 2016
added a review of WTB FX 29"
 

Great upgrade. Strong. Great price.
orl65stang   on Jan 17, 2016
added a review of Mongoose Deception 29er
 

Inexpensive, good quality aluminum frame, came with all alloy components. Easily upgradeable. Takes a beating.
orl65stang   on Jan 17, 2016
added a review of SRAM X7 Rear Derailleur
 

Inexpensive, easy to install, set up and adjust. Except for one really big hit its been set it and forget...

Great feel. Tacky without feeling like goo. Great looks.
orl65stang   on Jan 17, 2016
added a review of Race Face Ride
 

Great upgrade over heavier stock post. Neat graphics and a great price.

Great n/w chain ring with no chain drop. Lightweight yet tough. Great prices.
 

Easy to install, perform great for a basic spring fork. Great upgrade over stock forks. Look great.
orl65stang   on Jan 17, 2016
added a review of Avid BB7
 

Easy installation and set up. Great stopping power for a mechanical disc brake.
 

Great product for medium length rides. It really does keep liquids cooler longer.
orl65stang   on Jan 17, 2016
added a review of Niner Flat Top Alloy
 

Light weight for an alloy bar. Stiff. Perfect width for a trail bar. Looks great with nice graphics.
orl65stang   on Jan 13, 2016
added a review of Blevins Bicycle Company
 

Best bike shop in North Alabama. Great service, plenty of advice for those of us who work on them ourselves,...
orl65stang   on Jan 13, 2016
added Vuelta Pro
 
Replacement crank set
orl65stang   on Jan 13, 2016
added WTB WTB f23 wheelset
 
29er Replacement wheelset
orl65stang   on Jan 13, 2016
added Niner Trail Stem 50mm
 
Alloy stem 31.8mm, 50mm length
orl65stang   on Jan 13, 2016
added RockShox 30 Silver TK 100 mm
 
29er Front Forks
orl65stang   on Jan 13, 2016
added a photo of Mongoose Deception 29er
 
My bike
orl65stang   on Jan 13, 2016
added a comment on Watch: Are Walmart Mountain Bikes Safe?
 
I own a Mongoose Deception bought from Walmart approx. 4 years ago. I've been riding road bikes for 30+ years...
orl65stang   on Jan 9, 2016
added a review of Pine Torch Church Loop
 

Rode this trail back in the fall. It is shared with equestrians and hikers so be on the watch for...
orl65stang   on Jan 9, 2016
added a review of Wheeler Lake
 

I'm not sure if these are the trails based on the Alabama trail map location but the trails I'm reviewing...
orl65stang   on Jan 9, 2016
created a My Trails
 
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